Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)

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  1. Hey Luis, I remember when I had to take my beautiful cat of 15 years, Bazarr, to the vet for the last time too back in 2004. She had a brain tumour and the pain of seeing her suffer was too much. I know EXACTLY what you went through and can empathise completely.

    It was wonderful to see you again in Madrid last week and hope we won’t leave it so long between catch up’s in 2012.

    JΓ³zefa xxx

  2. Ciao Luis, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I have been through this with my previous cat so I know how you feel. A hug

  3. Hi Luis – very sad to read this. As I write this comment I’m looking at a picture on my desk of Inga – our Boston mix – with whom we walked this path about 3 yrs ago when she was about 16 yrs old. I certainly understand how tough the decision is to let go and move on but know it is the kind thing to have done. Best wishes.

  4. Hola Luiz,
    well, actually, I visited your blog to get the last remaining little inspiration to start writing my first blog post. well, life is composed of moments that lead us in different other directions, changing our plans and much more. Thanks for this post, even if I won’t make it to write mine anymore today.

    I hope you take your own words serious and will think of all the beautiful moments again and again. I takes a long while, but some day the pictures will fade away, slowly – but the same happens with the feeling of the loss. It’s actually a perfect balance. I was surprised that I forgot this year to remember the 15th of October (4yrs ago). It came to my mind a few days later, maybe on the 27th. Actually, I had to make the same decision and this was very sad. I never never ever wanted to make it, but it was the only thing to do.

    However, they might have met already and could become good friends… But wait!!! How about Foscas eating habits? Is she likely to share food? – at least from time to time? That would be ESSENTIAL for this friendship. Max, as one year old dog was rescued (almost starved) from a deserted farm house. He didn’t forget how important food is for the following 16 years. and he always was a master in food, but in sharing it – just in a few exceptional cases πŸ˜‰

  5. Hello everyone! WOW!! Truly touched! Thanks ever so much for dropping by and for the kind comments! It surely has been quite tough couple of weeks, but the support shown has been incredibly helpful and things are slowly back to normal. @Stephen, yes, indeed, it’s rather tough to lose a friend; always! Specially, when that friend admitted you into her family without a single woof, woof or anything else. Just like being one more of the family! Very humbling experience altogether!

    @Roy, thanks much! Indeed, she was! Last couple of years were a bit rough on her, but the pictures I shared do show her in the splendor we would always want to remember her as! Young, lively, playful, affectionate, candid and very indulging! πŸ™‚

    @Jozefa, many thanks for the kind comments as well, and for sharing that story, along with the one from @Rob & @David! Looks like at some point in time we have all experienced such thing and it’s always amazing to see how much affection one can have towards a pet over the course of the years and how tough it surely can get! No doubt! Lucky enough, I am hoping to be sharing some really good news shortly that I am surely will put a smile on us all! Can’t say much at the moment, but stay tuned for when we are ready :-)) hehe

    @Karen, what a wonderful comment! Thanks a lot for sharing across and also for taking the time to share that story! And I *do* hope you take on blogging! I never thought it would be having such effect, but writing the original article meant quite a lot for yours truly. Like a liberating moment from chest pain that wouldn’t go away! I still read through it after a couple of days and I still get the shivers as I go through it! I can surely recommend you get things going with your blog and with your passion for the topic you may have selected! I bet you would have a bunch of subscribers already! Starting with yours truly! πŸ™‚

    Oh, btw, Fosca was amazingly caring and sharing towards others, even with her own food! When she was rather young she suffered quite a bit as we found her on the streets, but little by little she showed the true good heart she had for us all, and even with food! A treat. Seriously. I know she will be just fine wherever she may well be, but one thing for sure, we will keep treasuring her kindness and tender, loving care! Like no other!

    @Brian, thanks again, for dropping by and for the kind words! They have meant a lot for me and the rest of the family and we hope to be sharing some really good news, soon! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh Luis – I lost my dear boy Jay this year too – It has taken me 6 months to be able to talk about him with tears. My heart goes out to you both
    Love Rob

  7. Luis – I’m in tear’s over this story my heart goes out to you about loosing Fosca – your family pet. I too feel the loss. My beloved pet Ms. Meow passed on this year .I still cry… I thought I was over the worse part of it until I read your story. Good Grief I’m a teary eyed mess now..:(
    RIP Ms. Meow 1992 – 2011. She was 19 year old. All animals are in Pet Heaven..with deepest sympathy.

    Jennifer

  8. Luis, a really tough moment. Lost my 13 year-old best friend last year. Had to decide to put him to rest, a hard decision but one that I think our loving friends would agree with. Maybe Fosca went to play with my Billy on his would-be 15th birthday πŸ˜‰

  9. Luis what a lovely post and tribute. Fosca looks amazing in the photos – and it is true even though we know that logically we can’t have them for ever losing them touches us at our most human level.. we have cherished them, cared for them, loved them and they have been so much more than the word “pets” conveys πŸ™‚ I am sitting here with two very old cats that have been the witnesses to our family’s lives and show us all love unconditionally, fight with us for the best places on the couch … express their disgust at attempts to change the food, the routine, the furniture !! hate the hoover with a passion and at the end of the day sit down beside us and purr with delight – priceless moments πŸ™‚

  10. I said goodbye to my special girl, whom I called Fusca, basically the same name, last year. More than year on, it’s surprising how much it still hurts to have said goodbye.

  11. Hello folks! Catching up with the blog after quite an amazing last few weeks to finish off 2011 with a splash! Many many thanks for your wonderful comments and kind wishes! In the toughest of moments and over the last few weeks they have been amazingly helpful not just to help me, but also the entire family! It’s greatly appreciated all of the support offered and the warm wishes!

    @Rob, yes, I know what you mean, I still get watery eyes myself when talking about Fosca, even today, a couple of months after her passing away! I guess time will heal the wound, or perhaps Boira (You should go and read further on who is the Master of the House!) πŸ™‚

    @Jennifer, thanks for the comments! I tell you what! I am certain there is a Pet Heaven out there; one where they are watching over us and ensure we are doing fine. One day I should tell you the story of how Boira came to us. Fosca herself played a big role in her last moments of breath!

    @Mauro, Thank you, as well! I am sure they are!! They are probably having a bone or two and running around like crazy! I wouldn’t be surprised!!

    @Sheena, Awww, what a lovely set of comments! Very touching! Many thanks for sharing them along! Yes, it surely was a tough moment to go through, but, you know, the wonderful memories will always be there, which is what matters at this stage πŸ™‚ hehe

    @Joe, ohh, that’s quite a coincidence, indeed! Sharing the same name, I mean! I am really sorry to hear about the loss from Fusca, but I am sure it was the best thing for her. It was a tough decision for us, too! It’s the last thing you would ever want to do, but it’s better that way to avoid further pain and suffering. I’m sure things will get better soon, if not already… Hang in there!

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